September job creation in Spain falls to lowest level since 2013

Spain’s labor market is feeling the economic slowdown. According to figures released by the Labor Ministry on Tuesday, job creation in September was up by 3,224 people from August, as measured as the number of new contributors to the Social Security system. But this is the weakest figure for the ninth month of the year since 2013, a time when the country was still in the grip of recession.Registered unemployment rose by 13,907 new claims in September. This is [...]

Beginning of the rice harvest

 The rice harvesting campaign started this week in the spanish rice paddies , Europe's largest producing country with an annual output of around 800,000 tonnes. In terms of production, Spain is just behind Italy and ahead of Greece. It is a very small part of the worlds production but for the regions of Extremadura, Andalusia, Catalonia and Valencia, rice farming is part of both agricultural and gastronomic heritage. Most of the rice milling industries are located in the Valencia region, [...]

Jobs facing ax and millions in losses: How the Thomas Cook collapse affects Spain

The fall of the British travel group poses a major threat to the Spanish tourism industry, especially in the Balearic and Canary IslandsThe collapse of Thomas Cook has left a huge hole in the Spanish tourism industry. The British travel group, which ceased activity on Monday after failing to secure funding, is one of the largest sources of tourists to Spain, bringing around 3.6 million passengers to the country every year.Spanish companies, especially in the Canary and Balearic Islands, [...]

Number of Britons registered in Spain jumps 10% amid Brexit uncertainty

As the deadline for the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union approaches, more British citizens are opting to make their residency status officialThe majority of Britons who decide to move countries head for Spain – indeed the British community has not stopped growing since registers were first established. But now it’s not just the sun-soaked, relaxed lifestyle that is driving the trend. It is also uncertainty regarding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a process commonly referred [...]

After its designation, Valencia prepares to be the world’s capital of design

  The private sector and the public authorities savor their victory of the bid for Valencia to host the , World Design Capital in 2022 the major get together in design. Valencia is the first Spanish city to organize this event, whose media and economic spin-offs will be important. After several years of defending its candidacy (most successfully  may I add) the third largest city in Spain has now 2 years to prepare. 50,000 visitors? Difficult to know precisely the impact in [...]

Spain sees fall in July tourist visits for second year running

Fewer holidaymakers from the United Kingdom and Germany contributed to the slowdown, but it did not affect spending, which rose 2.2% on last year’s figureCompetition from cheaper vacation destinations than Spain is clear to see in tourism figures for July. According to data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), a total of 9.9 million foreign tourists came to the country in that month, which represents a 1.3% fall on the same period in 2018. This is the second consecutive [...]

Save the date ! Our next Expat Diner: September 18th 8h30 pm !

How to get back to work avoiding the famous post-holiday depression ??hummmm ?? Simply by coming to our next dinner! You will see lots of new faces and also discover a good address for good food, since we will all meet at CHEZ WLADIMIR the new French restaurant that has just opened Calle Conde altea 46 ... Cocktail-dinner "food finger", all inclusive 30 euros ... Thank you to confirm your assistance !  

The “robolution” arrives in Valencia

Valencia hosts its first restaurant with robot servers: it is a fusion restaurant (Asian and Spanish) that has just opened in the Benimaclet district. Its particularity is  humanoid robots that bring the dishes to your table. His (or her?) name is Mulan, they measure 1.50m and are even talkative since they wish you a good appetite! Almost familiar, the robot says  "qué aproveche cariño" (good appetite darling)! [...]   The Crensa restaurant was inspired by what  already exists in China, to [...]

Average cost of rent in Spain jumps 50% in five years

A new report from the Bank of Spain has revealed that the average cost of rent in Spain has risen 50% in the past five years. According to the study, which is based on figures from the real estate website Idealista, rental prices rose the most in Palma and Barcelona (more than 50%), followed by Málaga, Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Valencia (around 45%), between the end of 2013 and May 2019. Areas in inland Spain however, [...]

open letter to those who hesitate…

  Ces derniers temps, plusieurs clients nous ont remercié, souvent les larmes aux yeux, toujours de manière émouvante, de leur avoir permis de réaliser leur rêve… Parmi les personnes qui nous avons aidé dans leur installation dans la région de Valencia, certaines en effet avait projeter et imaginer depuis très longtemps leur expatriation en Espagne et ne l’ont concrétiser que lorsqu’ils nous ont rencontré, d’ abord digitalement (par internet, à travers nos articles ou notre page web) puis téléphoniquement ou [...]